By Ric Obedencio/PiMO | 05:45 PM August 08, 2022

As part of the transparency thrusts so the public may know, list of active quarry operators, kind of earth materials, approved volume of minerals and location has been disclosed by the office of the Bohol Mineral Resources Regulatory Office (BMRRO) of the provincial government.

There are 45 of them who were given permits by previous administration in varying types of earth materials to be extracted.

Under section 138 of the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991, “the permit to extract sand, gravel and other quarry resources shall be issued exclusively by the provincial governor.”

The sharing of proceeds from taxes levied on extracted quarry resources is as follows: Province and municipality/component city shall be 30% apiece and barangay where the quarry is extracted, 40%.

The ACAI/ F. Borja whose site is located in Candajec, Clarin, Bohol for 10,000 cubic meters of Basal/andesite.

For mining Peridotite, Necifora Yu, Cabatang, Alicia, Bohol, 10,000 cu.m..

For extracting Diorite: Josephine Arapan, Sto. Tomas, Trinidad, Bohol 5,000 cu.m.; Gerson Artiaga, Zamora, Talibon, Bohol, 2,000cu.m.; Gary Lou Dulang, Bagacay, Talibon, 10,000 cu.m.; Gerry Lou Dulang, Tanghalige, Talibon, 20,000 cu.m.; Marlon Membrillos, Cambus-oc, Buenavista, 10,000 cu.m.; Leonardo Mendez, Valaga& Lungsodaan, Mabini, 11,500 cu.m. and Serafin Rejas, Sto. Tomas, Trinidad, 20,000 cu.m.

Limestone: Perpetuo Arambala, San Juan, Buenavista, 20,000 cu.m.; Basilio Balahay, Jr., Cabatang, Alicia, 20,000 cu.m.; BNYU/Cara Marie Yu, Candavid, Maribojoc, 20,000 cu.m.; Virginia Cirunay, Oy, Loboc, 20,000 cu.m.; Herminia Clavite, Villafuerte, Carmen, 5,000 cu.m.; Ganimar Darunday, Ilihan, Ubay, 20,000 Cum.; James Estapia, Bulawan, Mabini, 10,000 cu.m.; Shelly Gao, Buyog, Getafe, 10,000 cu.m.; Eduardo Labunog, Cambanac, Baclayon, 90,000 cu.m.; Rodrigo Labunog, Cambanac, Baclayon, 170,000 cu.m.; Rebeca Libres, San Jose, Mabini, 10,000cu.m.; Cesar Maluenda, Sinandigan, Ubay, 10,000cu.m.; Salvador Maluenda, Cancatac, Corella, 30,000cu.m.; Nestor Requieron, Napo, Alicia, 40,000cu.m.; Mary Ann Rianzo, Buenos Aires, & Libertad, Tubigon, 20,000cu.m.; Redan Suarez, Bahan, Inabanga, 40,000cu.m.; Lejarde Tajale, Rizal, Bilar, 10,000cu.m.; Arnulfa Travero, San Jose, Getafe, 7,000cu.m.; John Albert Uy, Cansibuan, Antequera, 20,000cu.m.; Val Anthony Uy, Cansibuan, Anteuera, 20,000cu.m.; and Neil Orven Yu, Oy, Loboc, 30,000cu.m.

Commercial Sand&Gravel: Leonardo Acenas, Cansuhay, Duero, 10,000cu.m.; Lucresio Amora, Bulawan&Canhaway, Guindulman, 2,000; Segundo Anod, Lonoy Roma, Nabuad, Liloan, Inabanga, 4,000; Jerry Bedua, Santo Nino, Danao, 4,000; Asterio Casing, Canhaway/Catjngawan Sur, Guindulman, 2,000; Jose Cellan, Cawayan/apo, Inabanga, 30,000; Judith Celocia, nahud, Danao, 2,000; Anita Gudez, Saa, Inabanga, 20,000cu.m.; Rodrigo Golosino, Bulawan/Canhaway, Guindulman, 4,000; Ruel Limocon, Talenceras, Tubigon, 50,000; Jose Nalugon, Loctob/Balingasao, Valencia, 20,000; Nepthali Silao, Mambool, Duero/Lonoy, Jagna, 20,000; Emmanuel Tubig, Canhaway, Guindulman, 1,000cu.m.; and Rodrigo Virtudazo, CAsbu, Guindulman, 1,000cum.

Industrial Sand and Gravel: AMRI/Fernando Borja, Bosongon, Tubigon, 15,000cu.m.

The list is signed by officer-in-charge verification unit Hilarie V. Gonzales and acting BMinRRO chief Engr. Ana Luisa Galicinao.

Aris Meets operators
Meanwhile, quarry operators/owners in Bohol have confirmed that “Ivan” was allegedly extracting money that seemed to be kickback from their quarry operations.
“One quarry operator (who was not named) alleged that “Ivan” asked for Php300,000.”

Another one told BNT that he was asked by “Ivan” to give P400,000.00 if he wants his quarry to continue operating. He said he stopped operations.

Gov. Aris Aumentado called for a meeting last week with the quarry operators to thresh out kinks facing the latter.

But the true identity of “Ivan” remains a mystery since nobody from the quarry industry, including contractors, could tell who “Ivan” was.

The noise about “Ivan” cropped up during the then Gov. Arthur Yap’s administration.

Then provincial Board Member and now Vice-Gov. Victor Balite wanted the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to conduct probe in aid of legislation on “Ivan” after his privilege speech delivered during the session presided over by ex-vice-governor Rene Relampagos.

But the Relampagos-dominated SP members repudiated it for lack of what they called solid evidence to start the investigation on “Ivan.”

During the meeting, Aumentado asked the quarry operators to reduce the price of their earth materials extracted from their licensed quarry sites since “Ivan” is already non-existent under his administration.

Under the Local Government Code, the governor is mandated to “exclusively” sign the quarry or sand and gravel permit. It (LGC) also provides shares of quarry/sand/gravel taxes: Province and municipality, 30% apiece and barangays, where the quarry/extraction is located, 40%.

Other talking points in the said meeting included transparency and regulations imposed by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Quarry-related transactions must be transparent, the governor assured, even as he called on helping each other.

“Willing mi mo-tabang, tabangi lang sad mi,” the governor said. (rvo)

By Bohol Island News

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